Love Bomb

Album: Grinderman (2007)


  • The Grinderman album was a side project of Nick Cave and various members of his Bad Seeds backing band.
  • This song includes the lyric "I've been listening to Women's Hour/ I've been listening to Gardener's Question Time," which references two programs that are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Cave during an interview with Mojo magazine March 2009 at his Brighton home, commented: "Gardener's Question Time, well who can resist? I don't listen here, though, it's while I'm driving. And then I'm no gardener, so halfway through it you think, What the F—k? Why am I listening to this? And the character in the song isn't me, he's a sexual predator who listens to Women's Hour to get tips on chat-up lines and the way women think. Songs can become excruciatingly personal so you can't help but write in a guarded way…So lyric writing is about obscuring the truth, writing in a way that doesn't really reveal all that much… about yourself."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Gavin Rossdale of Bush

Gavin Rossdale of BushSongwriter Interviews

On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."

Alan Merrill of The Arrows

Alan Merrill of The ArrowsSongwriter Interviews

In her days with The Runaways, Joan Jett saw The Arrows perform "I Love Rock And Roll," which Alan Merrill co-wrote - that story and much more from this glam rock pioneer.

Which Songs are About Drugs?

Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction

"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.


AC/DCFact or Fiction

Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star RidersSongwriter Interviews

Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.

Cheerleaders In Music Videos

Cheerleaders In Music VideosSong Writing

It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.